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Hello, I just got a 1972 GT-14 is pretty good shape, a little sluggish, but the transmission seems to work well forwards and back.
But, when I push the brake pedal, suddenly I am in free fall. It pops the transmission lever into neutral and the tractor rolls freely until I take my foot off the pedal and grab the lever and put it in reverse.
Is this the normal behavior? I know the seventies were weird, and a garden tractor with a cigar lighter is pretty tight, but stopping is kind of a thing with me, so I'd appreciate some insight.
I am the third owner of this beastie, and it came with all the original brochures and manuals. The owner's guide only says the brake and parking brake work in connection with the automatic transmission. So, I am wondering if I am missing a connection or linkage, or worse, that there is something broken. I traded a Winchester 92 for this tractor and am as excited to finally own a Wheelhorse as I was to finally own a winchester... so anyway, there it is. Thoughts?
By Big B
Wheel Horse cranks and runs great with plenty of power and has very little rust. This a 1996 Toro Wheel Horse 314-8, 20 years old in 2016, hour meter shows 802.9 hours, the tractor does not look as if it has that many hours. I have pdf file which proves year of manufacture, engine is a 14 HP Kohler Magnum has cast iron block, 8 Speed manual shift trans axle has cast iron housing, new carburetor, new start solenoid, new seat, engine honed with new rings and has never been bored, does not smoke, new rear 23x10.5x12 tractor lugs tires, front tires are 16x6.5x8, new 2x2 receiver on rear, wheel weights about 60 LBS each with 4 bolts each. Deck, pto and drive belts in great shape, new blades on deck, includes 2 each 1 1/8 inch wrenches to remove blades, mower deck is 42 inch cut, deck is solid no holes, deck has been welded and touch up paint, see photo on right side of deck. Trailer needs paint job and has a 5x8 foot bed, tilt bed with manual wench, retractable landing gear, replaced deck with treated 2x12 wood 4 years ago and deck is solid with spacers to keep tractor centered on trailer, trailer tires are P205/70R-15 inch car tires, comes with front load binder, rear chain with shackles, ball and 2x2 mount for your vehicle if your vehicle has 2x2 receiver. I have used this Wheel Horse to cut my yard for 3 or more years. I park it in my front yard and and every body slows down and looks at it. It is a very good looking Garden tractor. It will cut grass or pull a heavy load or a plow or tiller. I will sell the Wheel Horse 314-8 Tractor for $1100.00, 42 inch deck for $400.00 or trailer and all tie downs for $850.00. Contact me at (843-499-1519) for (year pdf file) and a lot more photos and information. Thank for looking at my Wheel Horse.
Got the Chinese carb installed on my HH60 and had it running decent. Tried to get it to idle by adjusting the idle screw..Well now it's a bear to start and smokes like a frieght train in the event it actually fires... Fuel shut off is suddenly stuck open as well. Had some sediment in the fuel filter, which doesn't surprise me.
Why won't it start now??
I thought for a bit for a good title and still don't know how best to phase it... Second best Wheel Horse forum? ??
A couple years ago I scoured the Internet for Wheel Horse info and while I certainly found other forums and I certainly gathered Wheel Horse info elsewhere I settled down here and I'd say 99 percent of the time I stay here. Comfortable, great info, great guys, lots of pictures and I truly believe that this is Wheel Horse Central! But I was wondering, do any of you cheat? A little? Do you wonder off at night and return in the early morning hours to visit other sites? Sometimes just to look around? I KNOW some of you do!